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Very private 7 Bedroom Villa With Two swimming Pools 2nd Pool With Waterfall



Updated: 05-Aug-2016
Villa in Porches, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Country Location 3 Minutes Drive From The Beach

Villa Camaleao lovely private villa 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 pools set in its own walled grounds, landscaped gardens with views looking over the quiet countryside. secure parking,electric gates,cobbled drive lined with almond and pine trees. Lovely villa for relaxing and alfresco dining,garden cocktail bar,BBQ The villa is located near Porches, which is renowned for its Pottery/Local wine, and only 2km from the fishing village of Armacao de Pera with its lovely sandy beaches, a range of restaurant cafes bars, supermarket Golf and horse riding within easy reach.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Where to begin with our praise of you and your lovely wife.

We have been visiting Villa Camaleao for 10 consecutive years and each time we have arrived something new and wonderful has been added to the facilities which were gorgeous to start with. The villa is spotless and very welcoming and comfortable and the garden is fabulous. It is spacious, giving 12 people plenty of room both indoors and out.

Nothing is ever too much trouble for Steve and Janie. They move beds and re-organise the furniture to suit our needs. Whether we need a taxi or a physiotherapist, they know where to find one. Their patience is endless! Their attention to detail is amazing, everything in the house and the garden is planned to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

The villa is in a very convenient spot, just 5 minutes off the main N?? There is good shopping and the beach about 10 minutes away.

The most resounding recommendation I can give to this property is that we have been going th
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26 Reviews

based on 26 holidaymaker reviews


Superb stay

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 couples have visited the Algarve for three consecutive years now, always staying in a different 6/7 bedroom villa in the alberfeira area. This one was by far the best, and although a little far back from the coast and shops etc. It exceeded our expectations.

As previous reviews have mentioned, Steve and Janie are perfect hosts, there is nothing that is too much trouble for them and are eager to please and ensure that all guests are happy! Steve ran a couple of us down to the shops a couple of times to stock up on a few essentials, and also kindly drove us to a golf venue to book a round later in the week. The taxi service (Pav and Olga) provide an equally excellent service by making sure you have immediate transport whenever you need it. The villa itself has the most amazing outdoor area, with the two pools and interesting seating areas and brilliant bar! Which we fully utilised. The rooms and bathrooms are first class, and feature modern furnishings. Couldn't really fault it, apart from ageing dishwasher (but it still worked!). Local town and beach is very nice and features an excellent restaurant on the beach. Don't hesitate to book this place, it's perfect for a group of friends or relatives. We will stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at Steve & Janie's beautiful villa. There was 14 of us in total all family with an age range from 80yrs - 3 yrs. you cannot fault this villa or its owners, we had a wonderful holiday to celebrate my parents 60th wedding anniversary. There is everything you need and if it isn't just ask and it arrives :-) they have a great taxi connection by the name of Pav who is available at all times of the day and night, with either a car or mini bus. The pictures speak for themselves it's exactly as it says on the tin! I would recommend you hire a small car for shopping and booze trips.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna Many thanks for your review glad you enjoyed the villa as much as we enjoyed having you. All the very best to you and all the family, enjoy the rest of the summer hope to see you again in the future. Janie & Steve xx
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Beautiful villa, everything you could want!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from a week at Villa Camaleao and I think we're all agreed it was one of our best holidays! 9 of us stayed at the villa, 7 adults and my 2 young boys (aged 4 and 7).

The villa really is beautiful, there's everything you could ask for. It's clean, spacious and peaceful. The main pool was the perfect size for us and the little plunge pool, which by the evening was really very warm, was a hit too. The bathrooms and bedrooms were all very spacious and clean. The outside area is really stunning, lots of places to sit and relax, plenty of seats, sun loungers and shade. We arrived around 10.30pm and received a very warm welcome from Steve and Janie who gave us drinks and a tour of the villa. They live just down the driveway from the villa, far enough to not feel that we would be watched or encroached upon at all but close enough that if we had a problem (which we didn't) we could get hold of them quickly. Steve very kindly ran us to the supermarket the next morning so we could do a grocery shop for the week and then came back for us a little time later with his trailer. They had great advice and great recommendations including a brilliant taxi service. Pav our taxi driver for the week was an absolute superstar!!

I would recommend villa Camaleao in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys Glad you arrived home safely it was lovely meeting all of you, and we are happy you enjoyed your holiday as much as we enjoyed having you. Thank you for your lovely review. Enjoy the rest of the summer all the very best Steve & Janie
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Beautiful villa in a secure location

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a fantastic week in the beautiful Villa Camaleao. The villa itself was very spacious and all the rooms of a great standard, with a beautiful balcony space for all the bedrooms on the top floor. The outside space was superb, with a lovely dining area and outdoor BBQ. The pool area was also great with plenty of sun-loungers for everyone, and there were also plenty of shaded areas to relax in. A real bonus was the pool table and table tennis, which kept both adults and children entertained throughout the week. The villa is set in a secure location within walking distance of local restaurants and a water park, and only a short drive to the town and beach. Our hosts, Steve and Janie, were great, very friendly and helpful! Would definitely recommend this villa to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday.

Mikael with family, representing Sweden, Norway, England, USA and Sierra Leone

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: looking at all the countries It looks like I hosted a United Nations holiday and BBQ, thank you for your review as I makes myself and Janie feel good that you enjoyed Your holiday with your family. Kind regards Steve & Janie
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Beautiful villa and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week at villa camaleao, we were a party of 9 adults and 4 children aged 1 to 7 and the villa was perfect, very spacious with plenty of outside shaded seating areas and the villa is also set in a lovely private safe and secure location for people with young children. The owners Steve and Janie were very friendly and helpful. good location aswell, water park, beach, local town, supermarket and restaurants all within a few minutes.

Would very highly recommend especially to families with children.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, over the years we have tried to make the villa as comfortable as possible for all ages. It was nice to see you and your family relaxed and enjoying yourself Kind regards Steve & my beautiful wife Janie
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Beautiful and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week stay at this beautiful villa. I will start by saying all the reviews and the lovely photos do not lie. This villa is perfection inside and out, and for me what sets it apart for other villas we have stayed at are the wonderful outdoor areas which provide much needed shade for those who are not sun lovers, and the rest of us who like to chill out.

If you want to stay in real Portugal and not just a resort, this is the villa for you.

Steve and Janine were wonderful and all their recommendations were spot on, including the taxi transport they organised. (Don't even consider using any other).

Hope to return again.

Ann, Ireland

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Top of the morning to you all Thank you so much for your kind words, it is aways nice to see all the generations Of family at the villa as we try to make it welcoming for all ages. Hope to see you again Kind regards Steve & Janie
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Portimao at 102 Kilometres Nearest Train : Tunes at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : NE125 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Armacao De Pera at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Horse riding, Bird watching, country walks, the owner has a fishing boat and he tells everybody about the big fish that got away, ha ha ho ho.


Armacao De Pera is 5 minutes by car or a country walk takes about 30 minutes, attractive palm tree lined the promenade overlooking the beach, good for swimming and water sports. Other local beaches near by Senhora De Rocha a small sandy beach between Porches and Armacao De Pera a good place for a boat trip with the local fisherman. Benagil is a nice small beach.

Praia Da Marinha lovely beach with impressive cliff top walks. All of these beaches are a short drive from the villa.


Faro is the nearest Airport 40mins drive, a Car is not essential, the taxi service is very good but if you like to venture out to places of interest it would be nice to hire a car.


The nearest town Armacao de Pera is 2kms from the villa which has a nice range of Restaurants, cafes and bars a great local market for all you fresh fruit/veg and a great fish market, also a choice of supermarkets, banks (ATM) and other places of interest. Taxi service and local bus service is available also the owner has a

transport for his guests

Further Details:

2 Traditional portuguese restaurants and bar are in 5 minutes walk from the villa. Other interest Aqua Land the water park is in walking distance. The Zoo Marine is a short 10 min drive, a chance to see and experience some of natures beautiful sea creatures, an entertaining and educational day for all. Algarve Shopping Centre 15mins.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% Deposit on booking, the balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A £500 breakage bond is required with the final payment. This will be returned within 48hrs of departure providing no damage has occurred.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover as we have found the flights cheaper for large groups. and more flights available. We are flexible for change over in April and September. No booking taking on all Male or all Female parties. smoking is not permitted inside the villa.

25% Deposit to secure booking the the balance to paid 8 weeks before arrival

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 bathroom with bath/shower. 1 Bathroom with shower. 1 Bathroom with twin shower and twin sinks. 1 Bathroom with shower Poolside shower and toilet


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14/16 ( 7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 king suite 3 double 1 en-suite 3 twin bedrooms rooms. Ground Floor 1 double bedroom/en-suite 2 twin bath/shower 1st floor 1 suite king bed 2 double bedrooms 1 twin all rooms lead onto balconies or terrace complete with patio furniture.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Villa Camaleao is a comfortable family villa 7 bed rooms 5 bathrooms. Private and not over looked, suitable for all ages. 2 Pools one is heated with waterfall. All the bedrooms have remote control ceiling fans or air-con. Large dining area with BBQ, pool side pergola and cocktail bar. Out side shower/wc The villa has electric entry gates and security doors and private parking. located near to the local town of Armacao De Pera. Extra's available ie Z-Bed, cot/high chair. extra person, Z-beds available £100. cot/high chair £50. per week. Outside: Private gardens peaceful and relaxing private pool 8x8 metres,Second pool 70cm deep is heated with water fall also outdoor shower/wc. Complete with sun loungers and patio furniture. Barbecue, comfortable dining area. Pergola and cocktail bar Games full size pool table and table tennis. Utility Room: Washing machine, dishwasher. Iron/ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service 2 times weekly, clean towels twice a week and clean linen once a week, this is included in the rental. included in the villa rental is use of towels at the poolside or beach . Other: Patio doors leading out onto walk around balconies overlooking the pool and gardens. Large dining area, relaxing pergola area and cocktail bar. Views overlooking the peaceful country side. Games Pool table and table tennis.

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